Worcestershire Seconds were on the receiving end of a run spree from newly crowned Second Eleven Championship winners Hampshire when play got underway on day two of the three-day fixture at Kidderminster’s Chester Road ground.
The visitors, who defeated Leicestershire in the Championship final, elected to bat and totalled 475-4 declared from 101.1 overs by the close of play after yesterday’s wash-out.
The two teams will now be hoping to manufacture a last day run chase before the curtain comes down on the Seconds 2019 programme.
Oliver Soames and Tom Prest (66) put on 151 for the first wicket before the latter fell to Dillon Pennington.
Soames was then joined by Billy Mead in a second wicket partnership of 136.
Worcestershire Seconds captain Ollie Westbury picked up the first of his two wickets to account for Soames who struck 17 fours in his 178 ball knock.
Two more wickets fell cheaply before Mead (172 not out) and Calvin Harrison (62 not out) added 139 for the fifth wicket before the declaration.
Mead’s knock contained two sixes and 24 fours.
Westbury ended with 2-99 from 19 overs, Pennington with the Seconds best figures of 20-7-53-1 and Ed Bragg 1-82.